Fathom Events and GKIDS announced their third annual Studio Ghibli Fest. Studio Ghibli Fest 2019 will see nine of of the studios most celebrated and cherished titles return to theaters this year.
The films along with their official synopses can be seen below:
Howl’s Moving Castle
Celebrate the 15th anniversary of this Academy Award®- nominated fantasy adventure for the whole family from acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki and the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away.
Howl’s Moving Castle will come to theaters on Sunday, April 7; Monday, April 8; and Wednesday, April 10.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
Celebrating its 35th anniversary, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, written and directed by Academy Award®-winner Hayao Miyazaki, is an epic masterpiece of sweeping scope and grandeur that remains one of the most breathtaking and exhilarating animated films of all time.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind will come to theaters on Sunday, April 7; Monday, April 8; and Wednesday, April 10.
Whisper of the Heart
Discover the brilliance of this heartwarming coming-of-age classic, based on a screenplay from Hayao Miyazaki. Shizuku, a quiet schoolgirl, embarks on a life-changing adventure to discover her true talent after a chance encounter with a mysterious cat called The Baron.
Whisper of the Heart will arrive in theaters on Monday, July 1 and Tuesday, July 2.
Kiki’s Delivery Service
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of this beloved coming-of-age story from Academy Award®-winning director Hayao Miyazaki about a resourceful young witch finding her place in the world with help from her sarcastic talking cat.
Kiki’s Delivery Service will be in theaters on Sunday, July 28; Monday, July 29; and Wednesday, July 31.
My Neighbor Totoro
From the Academy Award®-winning director Hayao Miyazaki comes a beloved, classic tale of magic for the whole family. The delightful forest spirit Totoro and his friends take sisters Satsuki and Mei on a wondrous adventure in the countryside.
My Neighbor Totoro will be in theaters on Sunday, August 25; Monday, August 26; and Wednesday, August 28.
The Secret World of Arrietty
From Academy Award®-nominated director Hiromasa Yonebayashi, comes a gorgeous and adventure-filled adaptation of The Borrowers, one of the most beloved children’s books of all time, about an extraordinary world of tiny people that live out of sight of humans.
The Secret World of Arrietty will be in theaters Sunday, September 29 and Monday, September 30.
Winner of the Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature, Hayao Miyazaki’s wondrous fantasy adventure is a dazzling masterpiece from one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the history of animation.
Spirited Away will be in theaters on Sunday, October 27; Monday, October 28; and Wednesday, October 30.
From Academy Award®-winning director Hayao Miyazaki, comes an epic masterpiece that has dazzled audiences worldwide with its breathtaking imagination, exhilarating battles, and deep humanity.
Princess Mononoke will be in theaters on Sunday, November 17; Monday, November 18; and Wednesday, November 20.
The Tale of The Princess Kaguya
A powerful and soaring epic, based on a legendary Japanese folktale, redefines animated storytelling from director and Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata. Experience Takahata’s final film that was nominated for an Academy Award® and hailed as a masterpiece by critics.
The Tale of The Princess Kaguya will be in theaters on Monday, December 16 and Wednesday, December 18.
Fathom Events notes that all weekday showings will begin at 7:00 p.m. and all Sunday showings will be at 12:55 p.m. All times are local.
“After two extraordinary years of STUDIO GHIBLI FESTs, we couldn’t be more pleased to partner with GKIDS once again,” Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said. “The 2019 anime series gives fans across the nation a unique opportunity to experience these renowned titles together at their local cinemas and we’re proud to be able to make these communal viewings possible.”
“GKIDS is extremely proud to be bringing the beloved Studio Ghibli films back to the big screen with Fathom Events, so fans can discover and rejoice in these wonderful, iconic animated works throughout 2019!” GKIDS Co-Founder and President Eric Beckman said.
Tickets for Studio Ghibli Fest 2019 go on sale on Thurdsy, March 7 at Fathom Events, Ghibli Fest, or your local box office. A complete list of all the showings will also be available on March 7th.